inspiration, travel

Visit With Passionate People

I was visiting this jewelry store in Rome by a very famous jewelry maker Diego Percossi Papi (exibition). The shop is tiny and I was a bit intimidated since the jewelry were all well over $1,000. I looked into the shop for a good 5 minutes until the owner/designer buzzed me in and told me […]

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parenting

Paris 2011, 10th Trip For C.

C. is truly a blessed child. I have been taking C. to Paris once a year in order for both of us to spend some quality time together during her vacation. Also I want her to have a special place that I consistently bring her to so that when she grows up, it will be a special […]

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badminton, inspiration, travel

Not Being Fair Is OK

I’m in Malaysia watching the 2008 Badminton Super Series (I’m an addict) I noticed that older women in Malaysia and Bangalore often would cut in front of lines to the bathroom. It almost seems like they think it’s their right. At first I was going to ask them to get in line, but then I […]

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travel

Steady Biking From Nice To Monaco

Slow and steady, just concentrate, I’m sweating like a dog, have not needed to pee in 8 hours, all my liquids are sweated out. There is 10 more miles to go before I hit Monaco.  I cursed every downhill because I have to bike up the same hill again in reverse.  I reveled in the […]

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travel

True Freedom Of Travel

Having a bike always with me in Europe has totally changed the way I travel.  I used to think I can just run anywhere since I like slow jogging, but can’t really do that when I’ve got a 20 lbs bag with me. This is my current thoughts on travel by bike I don’t take […]

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travel

Travel By Train Or Plane

After reading http://seat61.com/ and watching the movie  Before Sunrise, I had a very romantic notion of traveling by train.  My first trip on the Eurorail from Paris to Copenhagen took me 15 hours and  tor·tur·ous moments where I’m telling myself to get some sleep or I’ll be hallucinating in the bike train. Hmm, I still […]

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travel

Parisians are just like Americans

Well I could safely say that I understand Parisian life a little bit more after running through to 140 metro stations, getting a hair cut, buying food at the local markets, going to shop at their farmer’s open air markets, biking around town on my bike for 30 days. Here is the recap and sorry […]

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coffee, travel

Coffee Obsessed In Copenhagen

The photo is of Reg Barber tampers I saw in Risterit in Denmark.. ooooo.. soo cool.  I’ve been hearing about these babies on coffeegeek all week. Ok, I’ve been obssessed with coffee lately.  Listening to coffeegeek and http://www.portafilter.net podcasts talking about professional baristas, bean roasting, barista competitions.  The 2006 barista champion actually works in Copenhagen. […]

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travel

Kate: having fun traveling

It was not an easy trip for her.  Jet lag, grumpy parents, long walks during metro transfer, parents who want to walk thru Amsterdam without a stroller..  but I think she had a blast eating her way thru both Paris and Amsterdam.  

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travel

Travel: Why I belong in Amsterdam

My new favorite city to live is now Amsterdam Everyone rides their bicycles here, the ratio is close to 1-to-1 I can almost run as fast as bikes so I can be in the bike lanes most of the time running.  I scared this dad riding his daughter today when I chased him The city […]

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travel

Travel: Amsterdam city for the young at heart

Guys and gals, for a sinful week of fun and food, you must come to Amsterdam. This city is lively, everyone speaks English, it’s a very relaxed and opened environment (open prostitution, open gay marriages, legalized drugs). When we got to Amsterdam from Paris, it was only an hour’s flight.  We got some fresh juice, […]

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travel

Travel: “Only in Amsterdam”

I’m getting ready to leave for Amsterdam and the Let’s go Amsterdam guide book has a section named Only in Amsterdam Commercial Sex “Window prostituion, which grew out of the practice of prostitutes showing off their goods from the front windows of private houses, was officially legalized in 1911 and in 2000, the law outlawing […]

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